In this week’s ReligionProf Podcast my guest is my Butler University colleague, Brent Hege. Brent and I share a lot of interests in common – not just theology in general, for instance, but particulars like Rudolf Bultmann and Paul Tillich, as well as the phenomenon of creationism, and other intersections between theology and science such as that which is the focus of this year’s Butler Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs (and a topic that we thought we’d get to in this week’s podcast, but ended up saving for a future occasion), namely ecotheology and the intersection of environmentalism and religious faith. What you can hear in this podcast, however, includes out how reading Bultmann can save someone’s faith, and what it is like for us both to be Christians who teach theology and/or religion at a secular institution.
Brent has been blogging recently on the Center for Faith and Vocation blog, and at the time when we recorded this episode, he was still at the stage of planning to start a podcast of his own in the very near future. That podcast has now launched, and so let me direct your attention to it:
Check out Brent’s books, Myth, History, and the Resurrection in German Protestant Theology and Faith at the Intersection of History and Experience: The Theology of Georg Wobbermin. Also check out his Selected Works page on the Butler University institutional repository for articles, book excerpts, and presentations.
You can view the first public lecture in this year’s Butler Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs on YouTube. Its title is “The Places that Move Us: Ecological Vocations.”
And here is the second, about non-theistic traditions and the environment:
Don’t miss Brent’s blog post on the Center for Faith and Vocation blog about the lecture as well, to find out more about what Buddhism and Jainism bring to the conversation!